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Model Alliance Premier Range

Tornado GR4 Anniversary Tonkas


1/72 scale



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Catalogue Number and Scale: Model Alliance Premier Range 1/48 MA-48128 - Tornado GR.4 Anniversary Tonkas
Contents and Media: 1 x full sized decal sheet; two A4 sized full colour instructions
Price: GBP£11.00 available online from The Aviation Workshop website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent colour reference sheet, thin carrier film, crisply printed; perfect register
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Mick Evans

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Model Alliance’s new 1/48 scale release of Anniversary Tonkas decals contains five schemes for the Tornado GR4 during the RAF’s 90 anniversary.   

The decals are nicely silk-screen printed on a very clear carrier film.  The carrier film is quite thin and should disappear under a coating of clear finish.  The decals are very crisply printed and have good detail and colour rendition.  The colour reference sheet that is provided is excellent giving good colour reference and decal placement for the 5 schemes provided.  A few small reference photographs of the aircraft are included on the rear cover of the colour instruction sheet. All Aircraft are in the typical Tornado GR4 scheme of Dark Camouflage Grey BS381C:629 and Dark Sea Grey BS381:683.  The artwork for the decals and instruction sheet have been done by Jon Freeman and as usual looks to be spot on.  Also included in this set is a complete sheet of data decals for the Tornado, pylons, drop tanks, Boz and Sky Shadow pods. 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

The five schemes are as follows:

  • Tornado GR4 ZA401-P of 13 Squadron based at RAF Marham in 2005.  This Aircraft has a distinct tri-colour fin segmented in Roundel Blue BS381C:110 Emerald Green and Yellow.

  • Tornado GR4 ZG756-BX of 14 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth in 2005.  This Aircraft has the complete fin painted in Roundel Blue BS381C:110 with a diamond pattern streak and a winged emblem.

  • Tornado GR4 ZA564-DK of 31 Squadron based at RAF Marham in 2005.  This Aircraft has a the fin and spine painted in Black BS381C:642 with a yellow and green streak leading to a gold star that covers most of the tail.

  • Tornado GR4 ZA543-FF of 12 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth in 2005.  This Aircraft has a the leading edge of the fin and the spine painted in Black BS381C:642 with a black, white and green horizontal streak leading to a fox head while the rudder is painted in emerald green.

  • Tornado GR4 ZA585-AH of 9 Squadron based at RAF Marham in 2005.  This Aircraft has a green and yellow stripe painted along the spine and up through the fin with the Sqn emblem located near the top of the fin.

In summary, this is a massive sheet of beautifully printed decals for those lovers of Tornados.  Now we just need a decent Tonka that does not require a huge amount of work.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK)  for the review sample

Model Alliance products are available online from the Aviation Workshop.

Review Copyright © 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 11 May, 2006
Last updated 11 May, 2006

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